Winterborne Zelston includes the hamlets of Huish and Winterbornes Tomson and Anderson, all connected by the Winterborne stream. The village itself is very attractive, having won “The best kept village award” on a number of occasions and everyone makes a big effort to keep the village neat and tidy.
There is a positive attitude of care for one another and a widespread desire to keep the church up and running as part of the active life of the village, with many locals helping with fundraising in one form or the other, whether it be dog shows, duck races or village suppers.
The church community
We have services most Sundays at 9.30am or 6pm. We have services once a month at 11.00am followed by refreshments. We also have occasional additional services during the year such as "Valentines" Service to celebrate the gift of marriage.
Highlights in the year include the Songs of Praise service in the summer and Midnight Mass, when the church is packed with people and filled with the glorious sense of expectation.
We have an enthusiastic band of bell ringers, novices and skilled all well represented!
At present the bells are not rung regularly but visiting teams are welcome to contact us.
The Church itself dates from the 14th century but was substantially rebuilt in
Victorian times, circa 1860.
It remains open every day and provides a place of peace, for prayer and praise, for
the people who walk by, often dog-walking, and for those who come visiting.
You can find us at the following address: St Mary's Church, Winterborne Zelston DT11 9EU